Cirrilean Blue
AKA: Wolf Tucker
AKA:  Trike
Seaside, Oregon


Doug Crabtree ~ Guitar, Vocals
Keith Crowell ~ Bass, Vocals
Bret Lee Orton ~ Lead Guitar
Jeff Schaller ~ Drums
Tad Suckling ~ 12-String, Vocals

Practicing at the Pypo Club in Seaside, OR; Summer of 1968

The band was started by five Washington State University students, and with the name Cirrilean Blue, who lived and played gigs in the Seaside/Cannon Beach, Oregon area during the summer of '68.  The band renamed itself Wolf Tucker (after Doug saw it on a sign in front of a small store) with the departure of Tad and continued playing a range of psychedelic hits, with accentuation on The Doors, Cream, Blue Cheer, and then later more blues rock-oriented material. For a time after the departure of Doug and Bret and addition of Dave Nelson the band went by the name "Trike" just before Dave Gallwey was added, and then went back to Wolf Tucker after Dave Nelson left to become the keyboardist for Applejack. In the last phase the one remaining original member, Jeff, moved to Everett with the two Brians for the last few months of the band's life.

Jeff Schaller, March 2007

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Last Update:  3 January 2014
Credits: Jeff Schaller, Doug Crabtree
Band #  1832